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It's a little-known fact that the American colonies actually declared their independence
from the British empire on July 2, 1776. However, this declaration was not approved until
July 4, 1776. Only two founding fathers signed the declaration that day: John Hancock and
Charles Thomson. John Adams wrote, "The 2nd of July will be a memorable epoch in the
history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding
generations as the great anniversary festival."
Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 8, 1776, to
a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia. The Declaration of Independence was read
aloud to George Washington and his troops in New York City on July 9, 1776. The crowd
gathering there became so excited upon hearing the Declaration that a statue of King
George was torn from its pedestal and melted into 42,000 patriot bullets.
The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were withheld from the public
until 1777, because their treasonable act would result in death if the Revolution were
unsuccessful. Nonetheless, five signers were captured by the British and brutally tortured
as traitors. Nine fought in the War for Independence and died from wounds or from
hardships they suffered. Two lost their sons in the Continental Army. Another two had sons
captured, and the British pillaged and burned the homes of at least a dozen of the
Today, America honors the sacrifices of these revolutionaries by filling its fat
collective gut with beer and red meat, yelling at television sets purchased with fiat
currency and bloated credit. Declare your independence from freedom! Death of the Republic
sale going on now at McBeastly's! EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!
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